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Merry Cemetery of Sapanta

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Address: Sapanta Romania, Sapanta 437305, Romania
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+40 262 372 357

A fascinating collection of unique wooden headstones that immortalize...

A fascinating collection of unique wooden headstones that immortalize details about the deceased.

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Colourful Cementery

This visit should not be lost where you can see and appreciate the job made by that craftsman and author of such a wonderful legacy of artcraft.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always listed in the highlights of visiting Romania, perhaps my expectations were subsequently too high. However, while the colourful cemetery is worth seeing as a curiosity, it seemed that once you have got the joke, it is the same thing repeated again and again. You will need a translator if you aren't a Romanian speaker, and perhaps part of the... More 

Thank David L
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visit should not be lost where you can see and appreciate the job made by that craftsman and author of such a wonderful legacy of artcraft.

Thank Carrasco77
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The Merry Cemetery of Sapanța – Maramures is the best place to go if you want to see the quality of the Romanian creative expression through wood art.

Thank Razv A
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived on Easter so the place was full of visitors. There are about 800 tombs there, which are painted in colors and each has a rhymed inscription describing the life or death of the person. Some of the tombs are marked with numbers, so I assume there must be an organized explanation.

Thank wisniak
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Consider spending about half an hour. We were in March, and it was empty, but I guess during peak time it is a huge problem for parking.

Thank tourist10
Lehigh Valley, PA
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The cemetery is larger than I expected and ever growing. I enjoyed looking for humorous grave markers I had seen on American travel shows. This is one of the best attractions in Maramureș in my opinion.

Thank MGStickler
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I've been there in august 2015. They made us pay some RONs at the entrance, as i remember, and they were less gravestones that were that funny, most of them only rhymed and told some things from the life of the one that passed away. True, the gravestones are nicely painted, and they are still using the cemetery for burrying... More 

Thank Poliana D
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The location is good but unfortunately the church is under construction for more than 8 years. When ready, it will look gorgeous. I think the entry fee is not required

Thank Oscar N
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Well I have my friends to tell me some good stories.. they should translate some of the stories for the visitors to know what is going on with the story... but everything was fine all the people around are very nice!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tonsberg, Norway
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Merry Cemetery is a place to visit due to all the beautiful carved blue wooden crosses. Definitely a place to visit if you are up in the very north part of Maramures.

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